J. Beran, Ph.D.
Congratulations to Bonnie Perdue for being awarded the 2013 Richard M. Griffith Memorial Award from the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology. This award is given for the most outstanding paper by an advanced graduate student or early career investigator.
Congratulations to Audrey Parrish, who completed her qualifying examination for the doctoral program in December, 2012.
Congratulations to Bonnie Perdue who represented the Language Research Center and Georgia State University through the CARE program of the American Psychological Association when she traveled to Capitol Hill to advocate for psychological science through comparative approaches in October, 2012. Click here to see a feature on the APA website.
Audrey Parrish currently is serving on the APAGS
Journal Working Group to establish a new APA journal for students that will
likely be titled Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
This is an important effort that will show how psychological research relates to
real world problems.
Congratulations to Bonnie Perdue who was named the Duane M. Rumbaugh Fellow at Georgia State University. This fellowship is awarded to a young scientist pursuing new insights into Emergent behaviors and the Rational Behaviorism that Dr. Rumbaugh has promoted throughout his career.
Congratulations also to Audrey Parrish who was awarded a Duane M. Rumbaugh Grant-in-Aid to support her investigations of Emergent behaviors in nonhuman primates.
Congratulations to Bonnie Perdue who received a travel grant from NSF and APA for the International Congress of Psychology meeting in South Africa and another travel grant from APA for attendance at the 2012 annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Audrey Parrish represented APAGS at the spring 2012 Consolidated Meetings of the American Psychological Association. The Consolidated Meetings are important opportunities for professional development and for participation in the leadership of the APA, and Audrey was one of only a small number of students who were in attendance at this meeting.
Links to selected media coverage of research:
Primates using computer games as enrichment:
Research about speech perception in a chimpanzee (with Lisa Heimbauer and Michael Owren): BBC Nature Science Now Beautiful Brain Science News Discovery.com
Research about nonhuman primates and humans playing economic games of cooperation: (with Sarah Brosnan, Bart Wilson, Audrey Parrish, Tim Flemming, Lisa Heimbauer, Kate Talbot, Susan Lambeth, and Steve Shapiro) New Scientist Discovery.com
Research about chimpanzees' ability to judge liquids: BBC.com
Research about animalsí math skills: APA's Monitor on Psychology
Chimpanzee Memory for Arabic Numeral Meaning:
In October, 2009, I was fortunate to publish an article about my research in Eye on Psi Chi magazine, the official magazine of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. If you are interested in reading it, click this link.
In October 2008, I was invited to visit the University of Memphis to give two presentations. One was on numerosity skills of animals, and the other was about metacognition and self-control. I had a great time meeting people working in cognitive science as part of the Institute for Intelligent Systems.
In April 2008, I was invited to give the Keynote Address at the 16th Annual Student Research Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. It was quite a thrill, and I really enjoyed meeting everyone at Southeast. The mural below advertised the conference.